Resin Bonded Paving Specification

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Product: Resin Bonded Paving
Supplier: Making Ground

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Standard Aggregate Range

Buff Bauxite

Grey Bauxite

Resin Bonded Description

A high performance, flexible polyurethane based anti-skid system for installation onto asphalt and concrete substrates. The system gives a high friction anti-skid surface.

We have tested our approved stone mixes. If customers wish to use other stone mixes, they need to ensure that they are fit for purpose. Please contact the company for further details

Products included in this system

Resin Bonded materials are supplied in pre-weighed kits. Each kit comprises of two basic elements:

  • The Resin Coat (which comes in 2 components – Part A and Part B).
  • And the aggregate.

Note: If installing onto a concrete base, you will also need to consider our Concrete Primer.

Technical Information (D3149/20)

The figures below are typical properties achieved in laboratory tests at 21°C and 55% Relative Humidity.

Temperature Resistance
Resistant to temperatures of up to 50°C for long periods.

Chemical Resistance
To various acids, diesel and petrol as well as strong bases.

Scuffing at 45˚C
After 500 wheel passes Erosion Index <3

Wear (Hot Applied)
SRV (Initial) >65
SRV (After 100,000 wheel passes) >70

Bond Strength
Greater than the cohesive strength of the concrete, >3 N/mm2

Speed of Cure
Traffic Ready: 2 hours @ 20˚C

Typical Build-Up

Resin Bonded or as it is sometimes referred to ‘scatter Coat’, involves applying the resin binder directly onto the substrate at typically 1.5mm to 2mm thickness, and then dressing it (or scattering) with the aggregate.

Substrate Requirements

The system is generally installed on a stable substrate such as concrete or asphalt and the substrate should ultimately be fit for the intended purpose (e.g. pedestrian or vehicular traffic). The substrate structure must be adequate to support the traffic without undue cracking or deformation during the life of the System.

Ensure the substrate is clean, dry, and fully cured prior to the installation of the Resin Bound System. The area should also be free from laitance and any contamination that may impair the adhesion of the system.

All imperfections in the substrate should be rectified prior to laying the resin bonded system. Any surface irregularities should be removed by suitable methods, such as shot-blasting or by grinding. Any loose surface pieces or cracks must be repaired with a suitable repair product.

The System is deemed suitable for use on Highways with existing bituminous surfaces and concrete with texture depths of between 0.5mm and 2.00mm, measured using the Sand Patch Test as defined in BS 598 : Part 105 : 1990.

Edging and Joints

Expansion Joints – Any Movement / Construction joints in the substrate should be extended to the surface, through the Resin Bonded System.

Day Joints – With large areas you may need to consider day joints, this is if it is unlikely to finish the application of the Resin Bonded system in one day/shift.

Installation Service

The installation should be carried out by an experienced contractor, details of contractors in your area can be obtained by contacting the company.

Detailed installation instructions are available on request.

System Parameters during Resin Bonded Application:

Recommended Air Temperature: 10°C-35°C.

Recommended Ground Temperature: 10°C-35°C.

Relative Humidity: RH 30- 80%.

Dew Point: Surface temperature at least 2°C above dew point.

Moisture (No water) – Please note any moisture/water (including but not limited to – rising damp from the substrate / damp from adjacent fixings e.g. mortar from edging / irrigation / weather, etc.) must be avoided, otherwise it may affect the performance and even cause foaming of the PU binders.

Weather Limitations – Check weather forecasts in advance, it is vital that the Resin Bonded system is not exposed to rain, hail, wind, debris or very hot or humid conditions during the placing/curing process.

Proceed with installation only when existing and forecasted weather conditions permit Resin Bonded surface system installation to be performed according to manufacturer’s’ recommendations.

Mixing – The binder components are supplied in pre-weighed packs, and every binder mix should be mixed consistently. Part B is decanted into Part A and thoroughly incorporated using a slow-speed drill fitted with a helical mixing blade until a uniform coloured product is obtained free from streaks.


Resin – We recommend that all materials are stored according to the relevant Datasheets / Literature. Typically out of direct sunlight in a temperature controlled environment.

Aggregates – With regards to the aggregates we would like to highlight that they are kiln-dried aggregates, which must be kept dry. The contractor must not rely on the packaging to prevent moisture ingress. Kiln-dried aggregate that become damp must not be used.

Aftercare - Cleaning and Maintenance

Remove any loose aggregate after initial traffic.

Clean as required, the surface should be swept regularly to keep it free of organic material.

Detailed Maintenance Guide is available on request.

Environmental Impact

The finished system is assessed as non-hazardous to health and the environment. The long service life and seamless surface reduce the need for repairs, maintenance and cleaning. Environmental and health considerations are controlled during manufacture of the products.

Further Information

To ensure you are specifying a fit for purpose surface for your project please consult our Sales Manager for your area.

The system Technical Data must be followed and only suitable mixers, tools and equipment used.

Important Note

This information is for general guidance only and may contain inappropriate information under particular conditions of use. All recommendations and suggestions are therefore made without guarantee. They are based on normal good practices; they do not absolve the specifier, contractor, applicator from constructing the system fit for intended purpose / traffic / ground condition / etc.

This information is to provide clients, specifiers and installers with guidance on the basic requirements, specification, installation and maintenance of our Resin Bonded system. It is not intended to become part of a contract, but is intended to be a useful reference in the design, planning and construction process.